Flax seeds for better health

By Drum Digital
07 July 2010

It’s the latest nutrient-rich food that scientists around the world suggest people should add to their diet.

The tiny flax seeds are rich in fibre, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, a key force against inflammation in our bodies.

Inflammation is believed to play a part in the development of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, arthritis, asthma, diabetes and even some cancers.

Flax seeds have a very hard outer shell so it’s best if they’re crushed before being eaten so your body can more easily absorb the goodness inside. Try to eat one to two tablespoons a day.

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